Cape Winelands Places of Interest

The Cape Winelands region is situated in the Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Franschhoek Motor Museum

If you are even vaguely into cars, then the Franschhoek Motor Museum is worth a visit. Over 400 vehicles that range from the Beeston Motro Tricycle (1898) to the 2003 Ferrari model, there is something to make ...

Franschhoek Pass

Completely closed off from the rest of the world on its eastern flank by the Franschhoek Mountains, the town of Franschhoek is accessible via only two routes: Route 45 from either Stellenbosch or Paarl, or ...

Franschhoek Wine Estates

Franschhoek has been one of South Africa’s chief wine-making regions for centuries, and this history permeates every element of the town. Historical architecture adds to the experience of sampling some of the ...

Franschhoek Wine Route

The Valley of the Huguenots, as Franschhoek is also known, became home to a community of French Huguenots who fled their country from religious persecution. The Huguenots soon recognised that this valley had ...

Frater Square

Frater Square exudes a laid-back style and a warm welcome that is so typical of a village setting. The building was erected in 1845 and has been used for a number of different things over the generations. This ...

Gouda Wind Farm

The Gouda wind farm, the largest wind farm in the Western Cape, lies 115 km north east of Cape Town. Its 46 three-MW turbines joined the grid in September 2015, the first wind farm in the country to use ...

Greater Simonsberg Wine Estates

Greater Simonsberg is a wine region within Stellenbosch, which remains one of the world’s top wine producing destinations. Being situated within the idyllic beauty of the Western Cape and its Winelands, ...

Groot Drakenstein Prison

The Groot Drakenstein correctional facility (the former Victor Verster maximum security prison near Simondium, between Franschhoek and Paarl) is a working prison that was renamed in 2000. It is on the map ...

Helshoogte Pass

Helshoogte Pass, one of the most loved and travelled roads in the Western Cape, links Stellenbosch with the Drakenstein Valley, a scenic pass that transports one over the saddle that separates Simonsberg from ...

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

The 42,000 ha Reserve stretches from Elgin in the south to beyond Villiersdorp in the north, and from the Stellenbosch mountains in the west, eastwards to the Groenland mountains. The entrance to the reserve ...

Huguenot Memorial Museum

The story of the Huguenot Memorial Museum is quite fascinating, and lends the building and its contents a certain charm and intrigue. In the 1700’s, the Saasveld building was the home of Baron Willem Ferdinand ...

Huguenot Monument

The Huguenot Monument is dedicated to the cultural influences that French Huguenots have brought to the Cape Colony after their immigration during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Memorial Museum neighbouring ...

Jan Marais Nature Reserve

Near the heart of the university town of Stellenbosch, one of the main hotspots of the Cape Winelands, is the Jan Marais Nature Reserve. This beautiful retreat was established in 1919 and covers some ...

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

The beautiful Jonkershoek Nature Reserve lies in the Jonkershoek Valley just above Stellenbosch. Surrounded by the magnificent Jonkershoek Mountains, part of the Boland mountain range, this is the place for ...

Kuilsrivier Golf Course

The Kuilsrivier Golf Course has a number of gorgeous water hazards, which are advantageous for a number of reasons; namely their beauty and the birdlife that they attract. The good drainage system ensures that ...

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